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Stand Your Ground Law in Texas

Demonstrators protested Tuesday in downtown Houston, in response to last weekend’s acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. More demonstrations are planned this weekend here in Houston, and there have been protests nationwide throughout the week. To discuss the particulars of what the Texas Castle Doctrine says, how it’s […]

Demonstrators protested Tuesday in downtown Houston, in response to last weekend's acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. More demonstrations are planned this weekend here in Houston, and there have been protests nationwide throughout the week.

To discuss the particulars of what the Texas Castle Doctrine says, how it's interpreted, how it differs from Florida's law, and whether recent events week might impact how the Lone Star state's law may apply to future criminal cases, we spoke to Shelby Moore, a Professor of Law at the South Texas College of Law.

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